Ross G. Edwards
Ross G. Edwards, 68, of 71 B Taft Street, died Wednesday evening in Mansfield General Hospital after an extended illness.
Born June 25, 1921 in New Philadelphia to Clifford L. and Glenna (Corey) Edwards, he
retired in 1983 after 27 years of service as a multi-line underwriter for the Shelby Mutual Insurance Co.
A Marine veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart for action in the South Pacific. A 1941 graduate of Holmesville High School, he attended Arizona State University and graduated from Wooster Business College in 1952. A member of O’Brian Post 326 Shelby American Legion for 24 years, he was also active in the Shelby Chapter 178 RAM, the Al Koran Shrine and was a past Worthy Master of the Shelby Masonic Lodge 350.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean (Kennard) Edwards whom he married on April 18, 1975; one son, Scott Edwards of London, Ontario, Canada; five daughters: Mrs. Darrell (Marsha) Porter of Shelby; Mrs. Donis (Lisa) Bernhart and Rhonda Edwards both of Millersburg; Mrs. Lewis (Brenda) Thompson of Virginia; and Susan Edwards at home; three stepsons: Jack Dunbar of Los Angeles; James Dunbar and Jerald Dunbar both of Shelby; one stepdaughter Mrs. Robert (Jill) Humphrey of Shelby; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two brothers: Gail Edwards of Millersburg; and Laverne (Jake) Edwards of St. Cloud, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Herman Edwards and a sister Dale Edwards.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Malcolm Brook, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by the Shelby American Legion. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Turner Funeral Home where masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Richland County Juvenile Diabetic Association and left in care of the funeral home.